This is the last month of the last semester of my MBA program at SUU and all of a sudden I have something I haven't had in almost a decade...FREE TIME!
Today my wife was out volunteering with the youth girls at church and I got to stay home all morning and afternoon with my one-year-old son Taft. We had such a fun time eating breakfast (I had the slow-carb eggs, beans, spinach and salsa while Taft had banana and macadamia nut pancakes), then I followed the written routine Katie left for me: Bath time, playtime, lunch, and nap. Taft was so good! He usually runs around the house naked before I catch him and put him in the bath, this time he was such an obedient boy, he didn't even fight me as I changed his diaper.
For playtime I broke out all my old Star Wars action figures. I soon realized Taft is not old enough to play with 3" special edition Han Solo and Boba Fett action figures after he put the mini blasters and light sabers in his mouth and started chewing on Darth Vader's head. So my special toys went back into storage until a later date and time...probably after Taft watches both trilogies and can truly express to me that he appreciates the force, wookies, and ewoks.
When Katie got home we went grocery shopping, something I really never do, but am looking forward to doing more often. Grocery stores are so cool! After having worked at one for my first job I still have this phobia that I'm going to get called on the PA system to bag groceries at register 7. We didn't get much, my primary need was corn chips and salsa. I am on this pursuit to find the world's best salsa. I think I've found it, but I'm constantly looking for something better. I bought a gallon of Wild Coyote - so far so good. It doesn't top Jack's Salsa (which is my absolute #1 favorite) but it will do.
After shopping we went to DQ for mini-blizzards and a drive around our small town. I could tell Taft really liked my chocolate truffle blizzard. It was definitely a binge day from my slow carb diet with the blizzard and the french bread grilled cheese sandwich I had earlier. But hey, what are squats and triceps extensions for?
Ok, so this was a fun blog post. Of course as a newly minted MBA I will be blogging less about the play-by-play of my day and more about the softer side of management (which is my passion). It took me seven years of juggling full-time work and school to realize what fields of business I am interested in. After having applied everything I learned in every class at work (also known as my management laboratory) I realized I don't enjoy the stock market, accounting (unless it's managerial), or any of the boring number crunching subjects. Rather, I love to have fun, be happy, and I really enjoy interacting with people. So much of what I will blog about will involve HR, marketing, customer service, business development, productivity, and the occasional random (and geeky) things I find interesting.
Paul Hill, Ph.D.
I design, plan, and evaluate economic development programs for Utah State University.
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